Lisa Hephner

How to Get a Chip-and-PIN Credit Card for Your Small Business

chipped_cardIf your small business having a "Chip-and-PIN" enabled credit card is no big deal. If you or your staff need to travel internationally—even if just to Canada—you may run into problems. While most major tourist destinations will not only support “Chip-and-Signature” cards, but also traditional magnetic stripe cards, if you are off the beaten path or at unattended kiosks used for purchasing gasoline or train tickets, you may...

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Eric Remer

Paying it Forward

hand reaching for hand sun backgroundI left the office Friday evening in a really great mood. We had just ended a great March which finished a fantastic first quarter. I was on the phone with one of my board members discussing some really exciting growth opportunities when my car was hit by another car. “Shit,” I yelled into the phone, “I have to call you back. My car was just hit.”...

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Kristin Piccirillo

5 Ways to Make Tax Season Easier Next Year

Tax Forms Today is Tax Day. If you have already filed your business and personal tax returns, congratulations! If you are one of the almost 12 million people who file an extension -- get back to work if you owe money, as you will still need to pay about 90% of your estimated tax total by midnight on April 15 to avoid a penalty.[1] How do you put yourself in a better...

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Eric Remer

Life is All About the Moments

enjoy-every-momentI was in Santa Monica last weekend enjoying spring break with my daughter. While we were hanging out at the pool, I overheard the conversation next to me. OK, I was eaves dropping, but we were actually in the hot tub, so it was tough not to listen in such close proximity. Anyway, the guy sitting next to me said to his companion, “Life is all about moments, and if you...

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Lisa Hephner

Two Free iPad Apps from Adobe for Creating Video Presentations, plus Android and Desktop Alternatives

multimedia_tabletThere was a time when visually stunning, interactive marketing materials with cinema-quality animation, studio-recorded music, and professional photography were exclusively available to large companies with seemingly bottomless budgets. Happily, that’s no longer the case. Today, awesome design software is available for free to anyone willing to take the 15 minutes or so required to download it and learn to use it. ...

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